Casting for A Midsummer Night's Dream

Emerald Theatre

About the project and the company

Emerald Theatre is located in South King County, serving Maple Valley/Black Diamond/Covington and surrounding communities.  We have been entertaining audiences for the past 12 years with cabarets, plays, and youth theatre performances.

Emerald Theatre is presenting a one-hour performance of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in two outdoor spaces this summer:  Lake Wilderness Arboretum and Soos Creek Botanical Gardens.  Both beautiful gardens set the perfect backdrop to this tale of love in a magical forest at midsummer that will appeal to young and old alike.  A perfect family show for theatre lovers of all kinds.

Experienced, emerging actors 18+ all encouraged to audition. We celebrate people of every gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, and ability. We strive, always, to address and maintain a space that works towards anti-racism and DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion)

Although we are keeping auditions to a minimum (2 days a week most weeks) to cut down on drive time and gas usage, there may be additional rehearsals added if absolutely necessary.  Rehearsals June 27, 28, 30 (Table Work Zoom), July 5-July 28, August 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (Dress/Tech Rehearsals), 6:30-8:30.  Since parts are doubled, all actors will be called to all rehearsals.

Any questions?  Email us at info@emeraldtheatre.org

Location of Audition

Video Submission

Other details

* Depending on who we cast, Hermia’s parent can be either father or mother, with a preference to a mother.
**,Hippolyta/Titania are female characters
***Lysander, Demetrius, Theseus/Oberon are male characters
****Snout, Snug, Starveling, Philostrate are not specific to gender

Audition requirements

Auditions are by video submission on our website www.emeraldtheatre.org on our audition page. You’ll need to submit 2 video recorded monologues, one comic and one serious, by either Shakespeare (not Midsummer) or his contemporaries. Headshot (or recent photo) and resume can be uploaded on the audition form at our website. Make sure your video is set to “unlisted” or “public” (not private). Proof of vaccination required to be cast.

Character breakdown / Project needs
Demetrius
Male, any ethnicity, 18-25 yrs old, non-athletic, victim of unrequited love
Lysander
Male, any ethnicity, 18-25 yrs old, athletic
Theseus/Oberon
Male, any ethnicity, Theseus is a Duke, wise and experienced. Oberon is King of the Fairies. Ageless
Hippolyta/Titania
Female, any ethnicity. Hippolyta is Queen of the Amazons, strong, fair, knows her own mind. Titania is Queen of the Fairies. Fierce. Ageless.
Tom Snout (Wall)
Any gender identity, any ethnicity. No specific age. Snout is a manual laborer, not school educated
Snug (the lion)
Any gender identity, any ethnicity. No specific age. Snug is a manual laborer, not school educated.
Robin Starveling/Peaseblossom
Robin Starveling/Peaseblossom - Any gender identity, any ethnicity. No specific age. Starveling is a manual laborer, not school educated. Peaseblossom is a servant to Titania.
Philostrate/Cobweb
Any gender identity, any ethnicity, Philostrate is Master/Mistress of the Revels, serious, all business. Cobweb is a fairy who is a servant to Titania
Eugenia/Mustardseed
Eugenia (Egeus) - is Hermia’s mother, (or father) somewhat older than Hermia, proud, proper, titled. Mustardseed is a fairy who is a servant to Titania.
Additional information
Preferred method of submission

Other

Audition/Interview dates

April 3

Pay type

Stipend

Audition location

video audition/rehearsals Maple Valley WA

Pay type

$100 $100

Callbacks or second audition/interview?

week of May 23 by Zoom

Submission instructions

Auditions are by video submission and audition form on our website www.emeraldtheatre.org on our audition page.

Union Requirements

Non-Union

Website specific to project

https://www.emeraldtheatre.org/

Equity Contract

None